15 Edible Aloe Recipes to Nourish Your Skin From the Inside

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The Aloe vera plant is a beautiful and pointed succulent, member of the lily family. Not only is aloe easy to care for (and lovely to look at), but it has also been used for thousands of years as a multi-purpose medicinal plant [source].

This miraculous plant is on everyone’s basic list of home remedies, and while most of us think of aloe as a burn treatment, its beauty uses are endless. Aloe is the perfect all-purpose plant to have on hand, and to add some greenery to your room!

Of course, aloe is also edible, and is a common ingredient for recipes that promote beauty from the inside out. Aloe vera supplements have been shown to improve facial wrinkles and skin elasticity [source], making them a must-have for lovers of natural beauty.

Yes, this healing ingredient is popular in aloe drinks and juices, but we’re also sharing exciting new ways to use aloe in desserts, cocktails, and snacks.

15 edible aloe recipes to nourish your skin from the inside - Hello Glow 15 edibles

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taken internally, aloe vera juice can help with digestion and bowel regularity, and can also be detoxifying. Seventy-five potentially active components have been identified in the plant, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes [source], and have been reported to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral qualities.

Aloe has cleansing properties for the digestive tract. Start with small amounts of aloe vera juice daily (1-3 ounces), but be sure to read label instructions before ingesting aloe vera juice because it can have laxative effects.

1. Hello Glow Aloe and Cucumber Water

Let’s be honest: aloe vera juice doesn’t taste good. Make it a hydrating water recipe with coconut water and cucumber to sweeten things.

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2. Hello Glow Aloe Vera Martini

Drinking a martini that you know is good for you may sound unlikely, but this aloe vera cucumber cocktail makes it totally likely!

Aloe Martini Recipe |

3. 5-Ingredient Healthy Double Chocolate Cashew and Cashew Ice Cream from Flexitarian Nutrition

Only five ingredients, all of them vegan and all healthy! This double chocolate ice cream has a cashew base and enough aloe vera juice to make it guilt-free.

4. Frozen aloe vera, mint and tequila jelly from front + main

Somewhere between a slush and a shot of jelly, frozen jelly is the best gift for summer! This recipe mixes refreshing mint, basil and lime with moisturizing aloe and naughty tequila.

Frozen aloe vera mint jelly

5. Creative Green Living Kiwi and Aloe Moisturizing Popsicles


all need an extra hydration boost these days, which makes these kiwi and aloe popsicles a summer night’s dream come true!

6. Hello Glow Aloe Healing Smoothie

This smoothie, which uses the fresh gel from inside the aloe leaf, though you can use pure store-bought juice, is naturally sweet, using organic apple juice and strawberries to help hide any unpleasant tastes


Healing Aloe Smoothie Recipe

7. Raspberry Aloe Water from Hello Glow

Protect and repair your skin with this tasty and drinkable combination of aloe vera, raspberries and beetroot powder


8. Kuvar Pak Veggie Food Recipes A

dessert that has benefits for the digestive and immune systems and is really good for you? Count on us! Mixed with milk, the aloe in this cake tastes nothing like its raw, bitter version.

Aloe Vera Kuvar Pak

9. Poached Aloe Yogurt from No Recipes

Why limit the use of aloe to drinks when you can easily add it to your yogurt? This simple recipe is a very good case for poached aloe, which only adds to the health benefits of the probiotic snack.

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10. Kiwi and Chia Gluten-Free Made Easy Seed Cooler

Cool off during summer days with a snack of kiwi seeds, aloe and chia! While the texture is similar to gelatin, this refrigerator is much healthier!

Kiwi Chia Seed Cooler de Gluten Free Made Easy

11. Mini Quiches by Cooking with Manuela

Mini quiches are the perfect breakfast or brunch. This recipe is made with healthy yogurt of aloe vera, red peppers and parmesan.

Mini Quiches de cocinar con Manuela

12. Dairy-free papaya

lassi from Ascension Kitchen

This version of a papaya lassi comes with digestive benefits: it’s rich in probiotics and digestive enzymes, all without the heaviness of dairy. Aloe, cardamom, Manuka honey, lime and rose are combined in a healthy and equally tasty smoothie.

13. Aloe vera salad from How Daily

Have you ever considered adding aloe to your salad? You can do that totally and make it tasty, too. This How Daily recipe is made with shrimp, jellyfish, mango, carrots and cucumber, and it’s super refreshing.

Aloe vera salad from How Daily

14. Watermelon Coco Aloe Juice by Will Frolic For Food

Rehydrate like a goddess with this watermelon, coconut water and aloe juice garnished with basil leaves. This is practically the ideal refreshment for the summer.

15. Aloe vera

lemonade slush from Well Vegan

When the weather gets warmer, this aloe lemonade slush will become your best ally


Aloe Vera Lemonade Slush

New to the world of aloe? Learn how to harvest it and what to do with it!

This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Gina Jansheski, a board-certified licensed physician who has been practicing for over 20 years. Learn more about Hello Glow’s medical reviewers here. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you speak with your doctor.

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